- CNN's Christiane Amanpour gave a speech on the challenges that journalists face in a Trump era
- Journalism, she said, must not become "weaponized"
CNN's chief international correspondent Christiane Amanpour has been awarded the Committee to Project Journalists' Burton Benjamin Memorial Award for "extraordinary and sustained achievement in the cause of press freedom." This is a transcript of the speech she gave after accepting the honor Tuesday night in New York.
New York (CNN)I never in a million years thought I would be up here on stage appealing for the freedom and safety of American journalists at home.